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Everyday Mindfulness for the in between bits of life

I want to catch your attention with the ordinary rather than the extraordinary in this blog. It may feel like meditation or mindfulness is some special or rarefied activity. Maybe you like it to be special. The right clothes, the right cushion, chair, posture, the...

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Change resiliency workshop

If you want to view the powerpoint from my change resiliency workshop for Nottingham University staff click here: Change resiliency

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Five books for a happier life

My five favorite books to bring you sunshine! There are a few books I have read in my life that I find myself recommending time and again to people. These are the books that I think can make a real difference to how to see and live life. With summer coming and time to...

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Is there a difference between mindfulness and meditation?

Mindfulness includes meditation practice drawn from Buddhist traditions. When teaching the skills of mindfulness it is common to teach meditation techniques that focus primarily on observing what is going on in the body or mind. This kind of meditation makes its focus...

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Why stop the mind wandering?

In mindfulness we aim to stay focused on the present moment: it sounds simple but it’s not easy and we usually have to repeat the task of noticing that the mind has wandered off to think about something else and draw it back to experiencing the present moment. Mind...

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Why Retreat?

Why do people go on retreat? If you have been exploring yoga or mindfulness or other wellbeing activities for a while you will have noticed that there are "retreats" on offer but you may be wondering what it's all about and if it is for you. Does a day or a week to...

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Mindful Eating challenge

Mindful Eating: coping with the food court at the motorway services on a bank holiday   I spent the August bank holiday weekend at the glorious “Into the Wild Festival” in Sussex enjoying music and meditation, yoga, alternative therapies, drumming and crafts and...

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